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Preventing Bad Breath is Easy as 1, 2, 3! Marietta, GA

Preventing Bad Breath is Easy as 1, 2, 3!

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Bad breath may be a negative trait that you use to describe your old math teacher or your ex-boyfriend. But the truth is, bad breath is not just an embarrassing social trait. It can also be an indication of a serious oral health issue. Chronic bad breath, medically termed halitosis, might be something you cover up when you are out on a date, but it is not something you need to keep hidden when you talk to you dentist. In fact, sharing your struggles of foul breath odor can allow your dentist to tackle the problem for good.

Bad breath typically develops due to high levels of bacteria in the mouth. When bacteria feed on plaque, they produce hydrogen sulfide. This is foul smelling byproduct that gives breath its repulsive stench. While your dentist may need to provide treatment for gum disease, a dental infection or decay, most cases of chronic bad breath can be solved on your own.

In fact, preventing bad breath can be easy as these 3 steps:

Brush & Floss. These two critical dental hygiene tasks aren’t just to remove stains and prevent cavities. Brushing and flossing is also important to rid your mouth of lingering bacteria, food debris and plaque after you eat and drink. Remember that these are the components that lead to bad breath.

Clean Your Tongue. Do you take the time to brush your tongue every day? Due to its qualities of having deep grooves and moist bumps, the tongue is a perfect environment for bacteria to breed. Make it a priority to brush all surfaces of your tongue well each time you pick up your toothbrush. You may even consider a tongue scraper if you suffer from a sensitive gag reflex.

Drink Water. A hydrated mouth is a healthy mouth. Drinking more water can help encourage saliva production, which is your body’s natural remedy for removing excess oral bacteria and keeping the pH in your mouth neutral. Many people who experience dry mouth also suffer from bad breath. If your dry mouth is out of your control (due to a certain medication side effect or medical condition), ask your dentist about special mouth rinses or other things you can do to boost your saliva production.

Do you want to say goodbye to your embarrassing bad breath? Are you tired of buying peppermints, breath spray or gum to cover up your foul breath odor? Contact the professionals of Gilreath Dental Associates. First and foremost, we will determine if your bad breath is a warning sign of something more serious going on within your oral health.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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